Impressions: T.I.,Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head


T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.), has definitely had his share of issues with the law; this is definitely an understatement.  His 2010 effort No Mercy was essentially promoted by numerous singles being released prior to the effort as T.I. had been sentenced prior to its December 7 release to an additional 11 months in prison. No Mercy…

Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: Album Analysis


Introduction Lupe Fiasco as a musical artist is both predictable and unpredictable. He is predictable in the sense that listeners can expect cerebral and socially conscious lyrics – often indiscernible upon an initial listen.  Lupe Fiasco is certainly slated in the intellectual rap sub-genre, along with Common, The Roots, Mos Def, and sometimes Nas (Life…